Canopy by Hilton Portland Waterfront opens in Maine

by | 11 Jul 2021 | Design, Hotel Openings

Canopy by Hilton Portland Waterfront (imagery: © Meredith Perdue / 2021 Hilton)

Brought to life by a design team that includes Baskervill, HKS and Ealain Studios, Hilton Worldwide’s first lifestyle hotel in New England is located in Portland’s Old Port neighbourhood.

This waterfront hotel is the setting for the first indoor-outdoor rooftop bar overlooking Casco Bay and a café paying homage to Portland’s pottery history.

New England’s newest hotel

Canopy by Hilton Portland Waterfront is now hosting guests on the corner of the Old Port area’s Center and Commercial Streets. Owned and managed by Fathom Companies, it houses 135 guestrooms, designed by architect and design agencies Baskervill and HKS, along with Portland-based interior design firm Ealain Studios.

Communal areas here include the indoor-outdoor rooftop bar Luna and the café Salt Yard, which draws inspiration from the Old Port building icon E Swasey & Co.

“We are proud to provide an energising, inviting place for both visitors and our local community,” said Ginny Petrovek, general manager of Canopy Portland Waterfront. “We’re also excited to share a new, unique Portland experience just as summer kicks off. As downtown activities get into full swing, guests and locals alike can truly feel this neighbourhood’s energy from Canopy Portland Waterfront – an especially enjoyable experience with a refreshment in hand on the rooftop at Luna.”

“We’re thrilled to continue to expand the Canopy footprint in the US, with our first lifestyle hotel in Maine and the New England region,” added Harald Han, director of brand management, Canopy by Hilton. “We look forward to welcoming guests to Canopy Portland Waterfront, which was created as a natural extension of the neighbourhood to help visitors relax, recharge and experience the city like a local.”

A connection to the community

The sixth-floor Luna Rooftop Bar combines views over Commercial Street to the South Portland bridge with music, cocktails referencing the constellations, a raw bar and snack menu with Maine specialties like lobster roll. And street-level Salt Yard Cafe + Bar references the salt-glazed earthenware once made in the E Swasey Pottery building next door through its design, with food and drink options ranging from updates on New England classics like fish chowder to barista-made beverages.

To provide a hyperlocal experience, the property exhibits the work of local artists, curated by Erin Hutton Projects, and custom furnishings from local makers. Additional local partnerships range from coffee suppliers to the creators of skin products, with an onsite shop offering a carefully chosen selection of products for travellers to take home with them.

Additional amenities within the hotel include a 24-hour fitness centre, wellness suites with Peloton bikes and 3,000 sq ft of event space.

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